Eye of Horus (wedjat) ring

Egyptian


Dimensions

Diameter: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.2891

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Rings

This ring has a very crudely worked sacred eye (wedjat) in relief on the bezel. The glaze is deep blue and there is incrustation on the bezel. The ring is in good condition.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way